In a recent story by the Olympic Channel, Shintaro Mochizuki and Martin Damm both earned a spot in a top-6 list of Players to Watch for in Men's Tennis. Topping the list was Mochizuki, who is currently ranked No. 3 in juniors. He was recognized as "leading the crop of up-and-coming juniors to watch for in men's tennis" with mention of his 2019 Boys Singles Wimbledon title as well as his impressive style of play. The 17-year-old mentioned in the story that Kei Nishikori, who is also an IMG Academy alumnus from Japan, has provided him with insight and feedback throughout his career in Bradenton.
Martin Damm, who is currently ranked inside the top 5 as a junior, received credit for his powerful game as well as his incredible promise both as a singles player as well as in doubles. Damm has partnered with Toby Kodat, another IMG Academy student-athlete who received honorable mention in the Olympic Channel's story, in several doubles tournaments. Damm and Kodat claimed their first main draw Grand Slam doubles win at the 2019 US Open, and they have both celebrated notable singles feats throughout their careers as well.
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